June 22, 2012
Miller, Small & Bedelyon to Compete at Adam Frey Classic Sunday
Created in memory of former Cornell and Blair Academy great Adam Frey, all proceeds benefit the Adam Frey Foundation, an organization started by Adam Frey to provide for the needs of cancer patients beyond research or medical care.
June 3, 2012
Kilgore and Miller Win Titles at University Nationals
Both wrestlers went 5-0 in the two-day freestyle competition and each won their championship matches in convincing fashion.
May 9, 2012
Shuster Earns National Academic Honor
Kent State junior Mallie Shuster was named to the 2012 National Wrestling Coaches Association All-Academic Team Tuesday. Shuster met the qualifying combination of carrying 3.2 cumulative grade point average or better and earning a spot in the 157-pound bracket of the NCAA Championships.
April 26, 2012
Dustin Kilgore Reflects On Chasing His Olympics Dreams In 2012
2011 NCAA National Champion excited about returning to Kent State for 2012-13 after spending the past season training for a spot in the Olympic Games
April 20, 2012
Kilgore to Compete in Olympic Trials Saturday
A live video stream of all matches can be seen NBCOlympics.com, beginning at 10 a.m.
March 30, 2012
Ian Miller Named MAC Freshman of the Year
Miller finished 29-5 on the season with 22 bonus-point victories, including a team-high 12 pins.
March 29, 2012
Tice and Shuster Named to Academic All-MAC Team
Tice was one of just two, four-time selections (2009-12) on this year’s team. Junior Tommy Sasfy earned honorable mention.
March 17, 2012
Bedelyon Ends NCAA Run with Sixth Place Finish
Bedelyon’s 113 career victories are the sixth most in team history and the third most without a redshirt season. His sixth place finish ties for the second highest for a Kent State wrestler since 1985.
March 16, 2012
Bedelyon Becomes Two-Time All-American
Bedelyon will face No. 1 Matt McDonough (Iowa) in the semifinals at 7 p.m Eastern on ESPNU. McDonough was a 2010 national champion and the runner-up in 2011. He is 37-1 on the year, while Bedelyon is 32-4.
March 15, 2012
Kent State's Magnificent Seven Ready for NCAA Wrestling Championships
A school record seven Kent State wrestlers will compete at the 2012 NCAA Championships March 15-17 at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis. Kent State has produced 21 All-Americans at the NCAA Championships dating back to Cameron Falcone's third place finish in 1939.
March 15, 2012
Bedelyon Advances to Quarterfinals
Bedelyon, the No. 5 seed, topped No. 12 Steve Bonanno of Hofstra 10-7. Bedelyon scored two takedowns in the first period, one in the second and one in the third. He will battle No. 4 Jesse Delgado (Illinois) Friday in the quarterfinals.
March 7, 2012
Shuster and Newburg Give Flashes Record Seven NCAA Qualifiers
Juniors Casey Newburg and Mallie Shuster were given at-large bids to the 2012 NCAA Championships, giving the Golden Flashes a school-record seven NCAA qualifiers. Brackets for the three-day tournament (March 15-17) were also released.
March 4, 2012
Small, Miller & Witt Win Titles, but Flashes Finish Second at MAC Championships
Hopes of a conference tournament title will have to wait another year for Kent State, who finished second to Central Michigan for the seventh year in a row Sunday at the Convocation Center. The Golden Flashes claimed three individual titles, nine top four placements and five automatic NCAA bids, but the Chippewas saved their best wrestling for the end of the year once again.
March 3, 2012
Flashes Look to End Chippewas' 10-Year Winning Streak Sunday at MAC Championships
After winning the 2012 Mid-American Conference regular season title, No. 13 Kent State has its sights set on winning its first conference tournament championship since 1990 Sunday at the Convocation Center in Athens.
February 29, 2012
Kilgore Wins Gold at Pan-Am Championships
Kilgore went 4-0 on the day, including a convincing 7-1, 7-1 victory in his final bout over Argentina’s Yuri Alexei Maier.
February 27, 2012
Seniors Seizing Opportunities: Ryan Buckner & Marcel Clopton
Ryan Buckner and Marcel Clopton personify hard work. After years of adversity blocking them from winning matches for Kent State, their dedication paid off.
February 17, 2012
Upperweights Sweep Last Four Matches as Flashes Defeat Clarion 30-16
With two starters out of the lineup and another wrestling up a weight class, the Golden Flashes trailed 16-14 after six matches.
February 15, 2012
Flashes to Visit Clarion Friday in Final Dual Meet of the Season
Since mid-December, Kent State has won 11 of its last 12 dual meets, including a 19-13 victory at Rutgers this past Saturday at the NWCA National Duals. The Flashes’ only setback in the last two months has come against No. 3 Minnesota and all of Kent State’s losses have come against teams currently ranked in the Top 10.
February 11, 2012
Flashes Run Winning Streak to 11 Before Falling to Minnesota
The Golden Flashes took six matches from the host Scarlet Knights in a 19-13 victory, before suffering a 35-3 loss against the top-seeded Gophers. Junior Mallie Shuster went 2-0 on the day.
February 10, 2012
No. 14 Kent State to Compete in National Duals Saturday
The Golden Flashes earned the No. 4 seed at the Rutgers Regional and will face host Rutgers (12-6) at 2 p.m. in the opening round. The winner takes on top-seeded Minnesota.
February 5, 2012
Your 2012 MAC Regular Season Champions
The Golden Flashes won eight matches, including victories by all four seniors, downing Eastern Michigan 28-10. The victory capped off an undefeated conference season, extended Kent State’s winning streak to 10 and secured the Flashes’ second outright MAC title in the last four years.
February 3, 2012
Flashes Batter Bulls for Ninth Straight Victory
Kent State clinched a share of a MAC regular season title Friday with a 25-9 victory over Buffalo at the M.A.C. Center. The Golden Flashes won the first four weight classes and the last three, dropping three close matches in-between.
February 2, 2012
Flashes Look to Complete Perfect MAC Run Hosting Buffalo and Eastern Michigan This Weekend
Now tied for the No. 14 spot in the latest Coaches Poll, Kent State looks to wrap up a MAC regular season title this weekend. A win Friday night over Buffalo would give the Golden Flashes (10-4, 3-0) a share of the MAC regular season championship.
February 1, 2012
Ian Miller Named MAC Wrestler of the Week
Miller had the only major decision for Kent State in its 22-13 victory over Central Michigan. He defeated Joe Kielbasa, the MAC’s No. 2 ranked 149-pounder 13-5, behind five takedowns.
January 29, 2012
Flashes Hand Central Michigan Its First Conference Loss 22-13
The Flashes took 7-of-10 matches against a Chippewa program that had won 70 of their last 73 MAC duals. It was just the second win for Jim Andrassy against CMU in his nine seasons as head coach.
January 27, 2012
Battle of MAC Unbeatens Sunday as Flashes Host Central Michigan
The Mid-American Conference regular season title usually boils down to the result of the Kent State - Central Michigan dual. And this year appears to be no different as the No. 16 Golden Flashes (9-4, 2-0 MAC) collide with the No. 21 Chippewas (12-3, 4-0 MAC) Sunday inside the M.A.C. Center at 2 p.m.
January 24, 2012
Andrassy Signs Contract Extension Through 2016
Andrassy came to Kent State 22 years ago as a student-athlete and has been a part of the wrestling program ever since.
January 20, 2012
Flashes Win Seventh Straight Dual with 23-9 Victory at Ohio
Kent State (9-4, 2-0 MAC) took 7-of-10 matches in a 23-9 road victory over Ohio Friday night inside the Convocation Center. Freshman Ian Miller (Oak Harbor, Ohio) scored the only bonus points of the night with a 21-5 technical fall over Andrew Romanchik.
January 19, 2012
No. 16 Kent State Visits Rival Ohio Friday
Coming off a 4-0 weekend and a team championship at the Virginia Duals, No. 16 Kent State (8-4, 1-0 MAC) jumps back into conference competition Friday against rival Ohio at the Convocation Center in Athens. Friday marks the first of four conference duals over the next three weekends for the Golden Flashes. Since the 2005-06 season, Kent State has not dropped a MAC dual against any team but Central Michigan, going 24-0-1 against the combination of Northern Illinois, Buffalo, Ohio and Eastern Michigan.
January 17, 2012
Barlow Earns National Weekly Honor
Kent State senior Brendan Barlow was selected as the Division I Wrestling Primetime Performer of the Week by CollegeSports360.com. Barlow played a major role in the Golden Flashes’ first place performance at the Virginia Duals this past weekend at the Hampton Coliseum.
January 14, 2012
Flashes Shock Missouri 18-14 to Win Virginia Duals Championship
Kent State avenged an earlier season loss against No. 9 Missouri to complete a 4-0 weekend and win the Virginia Duals championship Saturday inside the Hampton Coliseum. In need of final match victories from senior Brendan Barlow in both the semifinal and final round, the Golden Flashes topped Old Dominion 21-16 and Missouri 18-14. The Flashes’ title is their first in 11 program trips to the event.
January 13, 2012
Flashes Down The Citadel and Buffalo at Virginia Duals
With the victory, the Golden Flashes will next face Old Dominion, who upset No. 20 Rutgers in the quarterfinals. Missouri and Edinboro will meet in the other semifinal.
January 12, 2012
No. 21 Kent State to Compete in Virginia Duals Friday and Saturday
Earning the No. 3 seed in the dual tournament, the Golden Flashes will take on The Citadel in Friday’s opening round at 11 a.m.
January 9, 2012
Flashes Add Transfer Sam Wheeler
The Kent State wrestling team announced the recent addition of Sam Wheeler (Copley, Ohio), who transferred from Oklahoma. A true freshman, Wheeler will compete unattached in open tournaments this season and will have four years of eligibility remaining.
December 29, 2011
Flashes Finish Third at Mat Town Invitational
Freshman Ian Miller was named the tournament’s Most Outstanding Wrestler following a dominant showing at 149. Despite not having entries at 125 and 174, Kent State finished third.
December 27, 2011
Kent State Back on the Mats Thursday at Mat Town Invitational
Lock Haven University's one-day, 11-team tournament begins at 9 a.m. in Thomas Fieldhouse and includes No. 8 Michigan and No. 9 Pitt.
December 21, 2011
Flashes Win 17-of-20 Matches in Sweep of Northern Illinois and Cleveland State
Seniors Nic Bedelyon and Brendan Barlow each joined the Flashes’ 100-victory club with a pair of wins on Wednesday. Bedelyon got the day started with a 13-5 major decision over No. 19 Nick Smith of Northern Illinois, while Barlow put an exclamation point on the Flashes’ afternoon with a first period pin of Cleveland State’s Rock Davis.
December 20, 2011
Flashes Open MAC Competition Wednesday at Northern Illinois and Take on Cleveland State
Since the 2005-06 season, Kent State has not dropped a MAC dual against any team but Central Michigan, going 23-0-1 against the combination of Northern Illinois, Buffalo, Ohio and Eastern Michigan. The Flashes have defeated NIU in five straight seasons, including a 37-6 victory in Kent last year.
December 18, 2011
Newburg Wins 184-Pound Title at Cleveland State Open
Junior Casey Newburg (Union, Ohio) led the way for Kent State at the Cleveland State Open Sunday, winning the 184-pound title. The Golden Flashes had a strong showing in the upper weights as Cole Baxter (Butler, Pa.) placed third at 184, while junior Keith Witt (Oak Harbor, Ohio) and senior Ryan Buckner (Elmore, Ohio) were co-champions at 197.
December 14, 2011
Mallie Shuster Named MAC Wrestler of the Week
Junior 157-pounder jumps into national polls at No. 17 after defeating Top 20 opponents from Ohio State and Missouri
December 11, 2011
Flashes Take 5-of-10 Matches in Loss to Ohio State
The surprise of the day for Kent State came at 165 when junior Tommy Sasfy claimed a 6-1 victory over Derek Garcia. Filling in for an injured Ross Tice, Sasfy began the year competing at 149, but didn’t let a weight difference bother him on Sunday.
December 9, 2011
Shuster & Witt Claim Upsets, But Flashes Fall Hard in Loss to Missouri
Despite 34-12 loss, sophomore Tyler Small brought the crowd to life with a second period pin of Brandon Wiest. Leading 3-0, Small scored a second period takedown that immediately led to a match-ending cradle.
December 7, 2011
Flashes Host No. 12 Missouri Friday and No. 6 Ohio State Sunday
The Golden Flashes have won 13 of their last 14 dual meets at the M.A.C. Center. Last season, Missouri needed a pair of one-point victories and an overtime win to top the Golden Flashes 19-15 in Columbia.
December 7, 2011
Bedelyon Earns Another Wrestler of the Week from MAC
The 2009 All-American moved up to a No. 2 national ranking in three polls.
December 3, 2011
Bedelyon Takes Another Title, Barlow Finishes Fourth at Las Vegas
Nic Bedelyon kept his perfect season in tact Saturday, winning the 125-pound bracket of the 30th annual Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational. Kent State also got a fourth place finish from Brendan Barlow and a sixth from Tyler Small
December 2, 2011
Bedelyon and Small Advance to Semifinals in Las Vegas
Five Kent State wrestlers survived a grueling day one of the 30th annual Cliff Keen Linside the Las Vegas Convention Center. Nic Bedelyon and Tyler Small each went 3-0 and advanced to Saturday’s semifinal round, while three other Golden Flashes went 3-1, moving on to the round of 12.
November 30, 2011
Flashes to be Put to the Test at Las Vegas Invitational
According to the latest NWCA Coaches Poll, eight teams in the Top 21 spots will be competing this weekend: No. 3 Cornell, No. 6 Ohio State, No. 9 Pittsburgh, No. 9 Michigan, No. 15 Wyoming, No. 18 Oregon State, No. 20 Kent State, No. 21 Nebraska.
November 23, 2011
Bedelyon Named MAC Wrestler of the Week after Win at All-Star Classic
Bedelyon was the first Kent State wrestler to ever participate in the 46th annual NWCA All-Star Classic Monday night in Tempe, Arizona, where he defeated No. 3 Jarrod Patterson of Oklahoma 7-3. On Saturday, Bedelyon went 4-0 with two first period pins, winning the Body Bar Invitational. In his championship match, he topped No. 7 Frank Perrelli of Cornell.
November 22, 2011
Flashes Top Edinboro with Bonus Points from Miller and Newburg
Four consecutive victories from 141 to 165 lifted Kent State past Edinboro 22-15 Tuesday afternoon at the M.A.C. Center. The Golden Flashes took 6-of-10 matches, including a first period pin by freshman Ian Miller (Graytown, Ohio) in a battle of Top 25 teams.
November 20, 2011
Flashes Open Home Slate Tuesday Afternoon Against Edinboro
Kent State will be without the services of senior Nic Bedelyon (Lewistown, Pa.), who will be competing Monday night in the NWCA All-Star Classic against Oklahoma’s Jarrod Patterson in Tempe, Ariz.
November 19, 2011
Bedelyon, Small & Miller Earn Titles as Flashes Finish Second at Body Bar
The Golden Flashes finished behind No. 5 Cornell, but had several surprise performances.
November 18, 2011
Flashes to Compete at Body Bar Invitational Saturday
Kent State’s unrelenting schedule continues Saturday inside Newman Arena at the Body Invitational in Ithaca, N.Y. Included in the 12-team field will be No. 3 Minnesota and No. 5 Cornell. The host Big Red have seven wrestlers ranked in the Top 20, while the Golden Gophers have all 10 of its wresters ranked. The rest of the field includes: Virginia, Buffalo, Army, Drexel, Binghamton, Bloomsburg, Lock Haven, Columbia and Ithaca.
November 12, 2011
Flashes Top Navy after Dropping Close Battles with Nebraska and Illinois
The Golden Flashes gave Jim Andrassy his 100th career victory as a head coach in a 24-15 triumph over Navy.
November 10, 2011
Flashes to Face Nebraska, Illinois and Navy at Wrestle For A Cure Duals
No. 24 Kent State looks to give Head Coach Jim Andrassy his 100th career victory at the “Wrestle For A Cure” duals this Saturday in Harrisburg, Pa. The Golden Flashes will compete in three dual meets in one day, taking on Nebraska at 9 a.m., No. 8 Illinois at 1 p.m. and Navy at 5 p.m. inside the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex & Expo Center. In all, 28 teams will be competing on eight mats with proceeds benefiting Cystic Fibrosis.
November 5, 2011
Bedelyon, Small, Marsh and Baxter All Win Titles at Eastern Michigan Open
Fifth-year senior Nic Bedelyon led by example Saturday as the Golden Flashes competed in the Eastern Michigan Open at Bowen Field House. Bedelyon went 4-0 in his first place finish in the 125-pound open bracket with one tech fall and one major decision.
November 3, 2011
Flashes Begin 2011-12 Season Saturday at Eastern Michigan Open
Kent State’s 2011-12 wrestling season gets underway Saturday, Nov. 5 at the Eastern Michigan Open inside Bowen Field House. More than 30 Golden Flashes will make the trip to Ypsilanti, many of whom will be making their college debut. Northwestern, Purdue, Ohio State, Central Michigan and the host Eagles will be among the many teams competing. Action begins at 9 a.m.
October 31, 2011
Kilgore Named Most Outstanding Wrestler after Winning Sunkist Open
Kent State’s national champion Dustin Kilgore (Berea, Ohio) added another title to his list Sunday, winning the men’s freestyle 96 KG (211.5 lbs) bracket at the Sunkist Kids Open. Going 4-0 on the day, Kilgore was also named Most Outstanding Wrestler in the men’s freestyle division.
October 19, 2011
Flashes Tabbed as MAC Preseason Favorite
Nic Bedelyon (Lewistown, Pa.), Brendan Barlow (Westerville, Ohio), Ross Tice (Brookfield, Ohio), and Keith Witt (Oak Harbor, Ohio), were all picked in the top spot by conference coaches.
October 12, 2011
Flashes Announce 2011-12 Schedule
The Kent State wrestling team recently released its 2011-12 schedule, which includes home dual meets against four different preseason Top 25 teams. In all, the Golden Flashes will host six duals, including Missouri (Dec. 9) and Ohio State (Dec. 11) in the same weekend.
September 28, 2011
Kilgore Throws Out First Pitch at Indians Game
After touring Eastern Europe with Team USA this summer, Kent State's Dustin Kilgore came home to throw out the first pitch at the Cleveland Indians - Chicago White Sox game Sept. 21 at Progressive Field.
September 12, 2011
Small Earns NWCA Academic Honor
Kent State’s Tyler Small (Littlestown, Pa.) was one of just five wrestlers named to the Division I NWCA All-Academic True Freshman Team Monday for the 2010-11 wrestling season.
August 31, 2011
Flashes Welcome 18 Members to 2011-12 Squad
After signing six wrestlers to national letters of intent last fall, The Kent State wrestling team recently announced the addition of 13 more newcomers, bringing its incoming class to 18 and its total roster to 39. The Golden Flashes brought in more out-of-state recruits this season than any other year, including seven from Pennsylvania and one from West Virginia.
August 5, 2011
Hill Selected for Coaching Leadership Academy
Kent State University assistant wrestling coach Matt Hill was one of 60 coaches representing all collegiate divisions who were selected to receive full scholarships to participate in the Third Annual NWCA (National Wrestling Coaches Association) Coaching Leadership Academy in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Wednesday and Thursday.
July 13, 2011
Flashes Selected to Compete in National Dual Championships
Kent State was recently selected as one of 24 teams to compete in the 2012 NWCA/Cliff Keen Division I National Dual Meet Championships that will feature four regional locations and a culminating championship for the final four teams that advance out of each region. On Feb. 11, the Golden Flashes will head to New Jeresey for their regional, which will include Minnesota, Missouri, Michigan, Cal Poly and host Rutgers.